I’m Going Back To Old Kentucky: 365 days of Bill Monroe

Coming very soon!

In recognition of the forthcoming centennial of Bill Monroe’s birth, Bluegrass Today will be posting a daily record of events through the decades that are associated with the ‘Father of Bluegrass’ music and those who were close to him.

Beginning on Friday (10/1) and continuing through to the end of September 2011, we will, each day, celebrate the life of Bill Monroe by sharing information about him and those people who are associated with his life and music career. This information includes births and deaths; recording sessions; single, LP and CD release dates; and other interesting tidbits.

A lot of the information has long been in the public domain; additional data has been identified in the course of personal research over 35 years.

I’m Going back to Old Kentucky is a work in progress and we welcome input from our readers.

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About the Author

Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics.

A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe.

He wrote the annotated series I’m On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.